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DETROIT, October 5, 2021 ~ Tuesday, President Joe Biden will be visiting Howell, Michigan with the intent to gain support for his Build Back Better plan, including the pending $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill and $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
They will need more public support though, before the President can persuade Legislators to support the bill.
“You can get lost if you are just looking at a number by itself, and obviously that’s easy to attack,” said Senator Gary Peters to 760 WJR’s Kevin Dietz. “But it’s important, what is underlying that number. What kind of impact is this having in people’s lives? What kind of impact is being made for the community at large?“
“It’s one thing to build roads and bridges, but if you don’t have people that actually have the skills to do that, we’re simply not going to be able to make those kinds of improvements in our country.”
October 5, 2021 ~ Senator Gary Peters talks with Kevin Dietz before President Biden‘s visit to Michigan.
The infrastructure bill will send hundreds of billions of dollars to state governments for public works such as roads, broadband internet and water pipes.
The final cost is still under dispute. Some, such as West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin do not want the bill to exceed $1.5 trillion, while others are saying more will be required.
“That’s too small to get our priorities in.” said House Progreessive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal regarding a $1.5 trillion dollar final cost. “It’s going to be somewhere between 1.5 and 3.5, and I think The White House is working on that right now because, remember, what we want to deliver is childcare, paid leave and climate change, housing.”
October 5, 2021 ~ The RNC’s National Spokesperson Paris Dennard talks with Kevin Dietz about President Biden‘s visit to Michigan today.
The Livingston County Republican Party announced they will be holding a protest rally in conjunction with Biden’s visit to Michigan.
“The Livingston County Republican Party, along with Moms for Liberty Livingston County, will be holding a ‘Stop the Spending Rally’ during Joe Biden’s visit to Howell. Biden is coming into town to advocate for his $3.5 trillion spending plan,” said Livingston GOP Chair Meghan Reckling in a Facebook post.
The rally will also be held in Howell Michigan, along M-59, where the President will be travelling along on his way to his Howell destination.
President Biden will be speaking at Operating Engineers 324 Training Center in Howell Township at 3:35 on Tuesday afternoon. Democratic Representative Elissa Slotkin will also be in attendance.